While I agree that Wickens deserves a Formula One drive, I just don’t believe that he’ll displace Pic. As others have mentioned, he carries substantial sponsorship from a family company. In addition, John Booth has hinted that he wants to retain the Frenchman for 2013. The Marussia test driver will probably be Rio Haryanto, who has maintained his relationship with Marussia for GP2.
I’m predicting Wickens, along with fellow champ Roberto Merhi to race for Mercedes in the DTM.